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If I realize current gains (about 3600%) on the stocks in my IRA will I be charged capital gains tax even though the IRA is supposed to be tax free? I'm new at this, I really think it's time to sell the long positions I'm holding, but I'm scared to death I'll be hit with a big bill.

As long as the money remains in your IRA, there are no taxes to be paid on any realized capital gains, dividends or interest.

Dan
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